Visiting Students

UCSF Department of Neurology Visiting Medical Student Program


Sub-Internships in the Department of Neurology

Introduction: There are five different month-long sub-internships available for medical student rotators in the Department of Neurology, available on a first-come-first-served basis. These five sub-Internships are located at various UCSF Medical Center campuses - the Child Neurology Service (Mission Bay), the Advanced Neurocritical Care Service (Parnassus), the Neurology Inpatient Service Ward/Consult (Parnassus), and the Clinical Behavioral Neurology (Mission Bay). Historically, visiting medical students have rotated at the UC Medical Center site. The fifth option is the Neurology Consultation Service at San Francisco General Hospital, which is usually reserved for UCSF medical students, but visiting students with a special interest in underserved populations may be considered. All six services are quite busy, providing excellent opportunities to expand your neurological knowledge and clinical skills while getting invaluable exposure to our Department.

Service Specific Details: For information on a visiting subinternship rotation at UCSF, please visit the School of Medicine Electives website for details - listed below. You may have to scroll down the page to view the neurology elective information. Here you will find a brief description of a typical day on each of the services. Variations should be expected depending on attending preference and service needs.

We begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year on April 20, 2016.

Your dates of attendance must correspond with our UCSF Block Electives Calendar. You must start at the beginning of the block and finish at the end of the block.

No exceptions are made to this calendar.

2016-2017 Advanced Studies Electives Block Calendar

Summer Block 1: 6/5/17 - 7/2/17

Summer Block 2: 7/3/17 - 7/30/17

Summer Block 3: 7/31/17 - 8/27/17

Fall Block 1: 8/28/17 - 9/24/17

Fall Block 2: 9/25/17 - 10/22/17

Fall Block 3: 10/23/17 - 11/19/17

Fall Block 4: 11/20/17 - 12/17/17 – NOT open for electives

Winter Block 1: 1/8/18 - 2/4/18 – NOT open for electives

Winter Block 2: 2/5/18 - 3/4/18

Winter Block 3: 3/5-18 - 4/1/18

Spring Block 1: 4/2/18 - 4/29/18

Where to live? Because public transportation can be difficult to arrange, we recommend that sub-interns without cars live as close to your rotation site as possible. For UCSF Medical Center, this includes the neighborhoods of the Inner Sunset, Outer Sunset, Inner Richmond and Cole Valley. Anything along the “N-Judah” line of the MUNI is usually fine as well. Past sub-interns have found Craig’s List or Rotating Room helpful in identifying sublet options. See the "Welcome to San Francisco" section on this website for more details.